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The event The Food We Eat: Its Impacts on Environments and Bodies in Townsville, Australia. Nick’s talk The Food We Eat and its Impact on the Environment, you can view the PowerPoint for this talk here: https://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/the-food-we-eat-and-its-impact-on-the-environment-by-nick-pendergrast Book recommendation: Vegan Athletes, Expert Tips from Vegan Athletes, Fitness Fanatics & Exercise Enthusiasts by Leigh-Chantelle (featuring Nick and many other vegan athletes):...
Topics: environment, animal agriculture, veganism
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-        Voicemail from Luc from Team Earthling animal rights podcast, on metadata and new laws restricting privacy rights in Australia. -        More horribleness from the Australian government on refugees. -        Eggs, horse racing, dairy and animal rights. -        For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2014/11/26/ metadata /
Topics: meta data, data retention, refugees, animal rights
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This episode covers veganism and ethnicity as well as anarchism and animal liberation, featuring a talk by Angela Davis on veganism as revolutionary, a voicemail from the usual Jon on Maori veganism and a talk by Nick on why animal liberation is an important anarchist issue. Nick’s article published on the ABC, covering dog attacks as well as broader issues of dogs and other animals as no more than property under the law:...
Topics: veganism, Angela Davis, ethnicity, anarchism, animal liberation, Maori veganism
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This episode features Lara and Dan from Veganarchy on their article The lines are being drawn, the case for a divided animal movement: https://medium.com/@Veganarchy/the-lines-are-being-drawn-the-case-for-a-divided-animal-movement-4acd3ed8b2fd Intersectional animal activism that focuses on ending all forms of oppression versus single issue animal activism that ignores or sometimes even contributes to human oppression. Personalised, polemic writing versus formal, academic writing. For more...
Topics: intersectionality, animal advocacy movement, Lara Drew, Dan Kidby, Veganarchy
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You can hear the Q and A after this talk here: https://archive.org/details/QueeringSpeciesism This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom...
Topics: queer, animals, hierarchies, cryptozoology, Himalayas
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On this episode we discuss our recent trip where us farangs (the Thai word for people of European origin) visited Phuket in Thailand. Thailand has recently had a military coup and has   banned   George Orwell’s book   1984   and we cover this, as well as having a discussion on   representative versus direct democracy . We also discuss   kathoeys   (who 'are born physiologically male but, as one Thai saying goes, "have a female heart" ') and   avoiding   transphobia in...
Topics: Thailand, democracy, 1984, Kathoeys, transgender
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The Australian public votes yes to same-sex marriage in a postal vote. Speaker from the union movement at the yes announcement event in Melbourne. The history of same-sex marriage in Australia. Analysis of the high no vote in Western Sydney. Queer critiques of same-sex marriage. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/11/23/190/
Topics: same-sex marriage, marriage equality, marriage, postal plebiscite
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-           Nick is joined by “Mother” aka Dr Theresa Petray for the entire episode. -           We discuss the opportunities and limitations of using the Internet to bring about social change, as well as some of the ways it can be used more effectively by activists. -           Waving the rainbow flag on Facebook. -           Social media for Palestine. -           The digital divide. -           For more information on this episode and...
Topics: online activism, slacktivism, Dr Theresa Petray, social change, activism
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Colin Salter’s work here: http://colin.salter.id.au/
Topics: Animals, War, Military-Animal Industrial Complex
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   The Q and A featured after Alex’s talk features both questions for Alex, as well as for Carol Drew. You can listen to Carol’s talk here: https://archive.org/details/CarolDrew You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, pests, technology, animals, pest control
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We cover the recent protests against horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House, including one where Charles Firth from the Chaser projected the phone number of Alan Jones, who was advocating for the advertising, on the Opera House. The Trump Tapes. The Labor party introducing neoliberalism to Australia. Kesha’s live show in Melbourne. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Opera House, Charles Firth, Chaser, Alan Jones, protest, direct action, Donald Trump,...
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Nick is joined by Mark Allen to discuss the Grenfell Tower fire. The dangers of poor quality high rise. A return of the segment Angela Davis Always Makes Sense, this time on capitalism, activism and creating new arenas of struggle. The devastating impact of economic inequality. Jeremy Corbyn’s grassroots campaign. Finsbury Park terrorist attack and the selective labelling of terrorism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Grenfell Fire, Grenfell Tower, high rise, Angela Davis, economic inequality, Jeremy Corby, Finsbury...
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This episode covers U.S. politics, the Miley Cyrus “incident” and  Indigenous people bombed in Australia  – please share this story on  Facebook  and  Twitter ! We finish the episode by giving some arguments for and against voting, as well as pointing out that whether we vote or not, there are so many other ways we can make social change. For more information about the episode and for links to the stories and clips from it, go to: ...
Topics: politics, U.S. politics, voting, elections
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: direct action, embodied learning, animal liberation, emotions
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In this one Nick is flying (Han) solo, or at least without Katie. He is joined by Nicole Stiles, one the organisers from the Perth One Billion Rising event, for the entire episode. One Billion Rising is a global event that aims to have ‘one billion women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking at the places where they need justice, where they need an end to violence against women and girls’. You can find your closest One Billion Rising event here:...
Topic: One Billion Rising
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Katie and Kathyn Joy are back with more feminist goodness. This episode is a continuation of their discussion from episode 95 . On this episode they cover: sexism in comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and beyond, the importance of consent and consent education, reflections on their own experiences with patriarchy and the power of speaking out about them, Twilight , 50 Shades of Grey and ICAS 2015 . If you like what you hear, please  support the show ! Clips: Salt N Pepa ‘...
Topics: consent, feminism, comedy, sexism, patriarchy
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can hear the talks that were before this Q and A session here: https://archive.org/details/AdamC https://archive.org/details/EmmaHurst https://archive.org/details/Kirsten You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, animal activism
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2014 Conference:  Critical Animal Studies  in the Asia-Pacific . You can hear other talks from this conference on episode 54 of:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com
Topics: Critical Animal Studies, Veganism, Post-Veganism, Class, Race
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-           On this episode we give some updates on the #LetThemStay campaign, which calls for refugees to remain in Australia rather than being forced into offshore detention. -           We mainly focus on a recent #LetThemStay banner drop at the Melbourne Art Centre. -           We play an interview with Gaye Demanuele on this action and Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medics on this action, as well as how the Brisbane health care workers refusing to release babies...
Topics: Let Them Stay, Close the Camps, refugees, asylum seekers, direct action
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Our trip to Leeds, which included visiting an art show, doing an interview with advocates for homeless people, going to a punk show and seeing the LGBT History Month exhibit at Leeds City Museum. Jack on their art piece, zines, mental development, artistic practice and what is art. Interview with Haydn Pat from Leeds Homeless Partnership. Naomi on her art piece and challenging whether classic feminist texts are actually feminist. Identity politics and implicit bias. Nandos cashing in on the...
Topics: Leeds, art, queer, punk, feminism, identity politics
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-           On this one we take on the controversial issue of population, with the help of town planner and environmental activist Mark Allen. -           We discuss population on both a global scale and a national scale, in light of Australia’s population recently reaching 24 million people. -           This is a continuation from our discussion with Mark from our previous episode, episode 127, which focused on addressing urban sprawl. -           For more...
Topics: population, environment, migration
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On this episode, which marks 5 years of the podcast and the launch of our crowdfunding campaign, the main theme is political music. You can support our Crowd Funding campaign here: https://chuffed.org/project/50eps2017 We discuss Camp Cope and their feminist message in their lyrics and beyond. We also discuss Akala, hip hop and Shakespeare. Homophobic actors. Happy Cow. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Star Wars Rogue One. Myq Kaplan on all lives matter BS. For more information on this...
Topics: political music, Camp Cope, Akala, hip hop Shakespeare
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You can view the powerpoint presentation for this talk here:  http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/veganism-enters-the-mainstream This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here:  http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: ...
Topics: Veganism, media, health, animal rights, environment
You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here:  http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/cowspiracies-about-meat-eating-environmentalists-a-critical-examination-of-the-environmental-vegan-movement-by-nick-pendergrast This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, environmental veganism, environment, animal agriculture, Cowspiracy, veganism
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Audio of some of the speeches from the  Melbourne Marriage Survey Results Announcement .
Topics: Yes, plebiscite, same-sex marriage, marriage equality
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Talk by Cassandra Giudice: Transgender Awareness and The Law. Book Recommendation: Tranny, Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace. Dan and Lara from Veganarchy on the upcoming Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference in Melbourne, 15 and 16 of July. More information: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/ 457 visas and entitlement over so called Australian jobs. For more information on this episode and for links to all of...
Topics: Cassandra Giudice, transgender, Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania), ICAS, ICAS Oceania
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This is an audio recording of all of the talks and music from the Melbourne March for the End of Speciesism. More information about the event, from the Facebook event page : World Day for the End of Speciesism On Saturday the 26th of August we are marching through the city to let the public know that Animals are NOT ours to use for food, clothing, experiments or entertainment. Yes, it is time to End Speciesism NOW! Pigs, Sheep, Cows, Chickens, Fish, Goats and Rabbits are just as IMPORTANT as...
Topics: speciesism, animals, language, discrimination, veganism, activism, intersectionality, mental health
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On this episode we look into skepticism and rationality, with the help of scientist Dr Adam Cardilini, host of VeganSci podcast. We particularly focus on how skepticism and rationality relate to radical, anarchist, environment, veganism, Left etc politics. The lack of evidence supporting the arguments behind trickle down economics. Drop babies. Ghosts. GMOs. Alternative medicine. Book recommendation: Trick or Treatment by Professor Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh. For more information on this...
Topics: skepticism, rationality, Dr Adam Cardilini, science, ghosts, GMOs, alternative medicine, trickle...
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Sick of hearing about President Trump? Us too, so here is some more Trump coverage! We discuss the result and the importance of the Left moving beyond progressivism of the rich. To analyse the election and the fall-out, we draw on Naomi Klein, Thomas Frank, Bernie Sanders and Russell Brand. There’s a discussion of left wing critiques of identity politics and an anarchist defence of identity politics. There’s also a breakdown of who voted for which party based on race, income etc. For more...
Topics: US Election, Donald Trump, working class, identity politics, Left
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We’re joined by awesome independent journalist Antony Loewenstein ( @antloewenstein ). He discusses Australian troops set to enter Iraq and Syria , his article ‘ Of course Australia is going back to Iraq: That's how a US client is expected to behave ’, hysteria about terrorism in Australia and the poor state of (most of) the Australian media. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Iraq, Syria, war, Antony Loewenstein, terrorism, media
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On this episode, Nick is joined by his brother Liam Pendergrast, one of the many victims of Centrelink’s new compliance system. This new computer system used by Australia’s welfare system is issuing 20,000 debt notices a week, which is not only affecting vulnerable people, but many of these notices are incorrect in their claim that people under reported their income while on Centrelink. If you've received a false debt letter from Centrelink, you're not alone. Visit notmydebt.com.au and...
Topics: Centrelink, not my debt, welfare, social security, Donald Trump, Barack Obama
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: animals, law, animal cruelty, animal law, ICAS Oceania 2016
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Nick is joined by Dr Matthew Rimmer , a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, who takes on the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 . This proposed Bill has support from both the government and the “opposition” Labor party and it has troubling implications for civil liberties and online freedom. Email Labor politicians to encourage them to oppose the Bill. During the episode Nick also encourages people to sell or give away stuff they’re no longer using for...
Topics: Dr Matthew Rimmer, copyright, civil liberties, online freedom
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2014 Conference:  Critical Animal Studies  in the Asia-Pacific . It features a Q and A featuring Curtis and also Jess Ison - you can hear Jess's talk from the conference here:  https://archive.org/details/JessIsonOnAnimalsAustraliasNoWayToTreatALadyCampaign You can hear other talks from this conference on episode 54 of:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com
Topics: queer, queer assimilation, homophobia
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This episode features Olly Hornung talk: You did what? Creative tactics and strategies to boost your campaign. This talk is from the Animal Activists Forum and we also give a brief recap of this forum. For more information on this episode and for links to audio of all of the talks from the Animal Activists Forum, as well as links to the other stuff discussed on the episode, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/10/23/187/
Topics: Animal Activists Forum 2017, creative activism, activism, tactics, satire, parody
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This episode covers the reception of our commitment ceremony. You can listen to us discussing the ceremony part back on episode 100: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/05/31/100/ Bizarre wedding traditions. When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense, on weddings. Nick’s Mandurah baptism. For more information on the episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/01/30/200/
Topics: commitment ceremony, alternative weddings, vegan, straight edge, weddings
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This episode features the panel discussion Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan. The speakers are:  Alasdair Hynd, a PhD student of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, specialising in the Arab Spring and the Kurdish struggle. Zerebar Karimi, a Kurdish-Australian trade union organiser based in Adelaide, local and overseas agitator for a stateless society in Rojava. David K (facilitating), Melbourne-based anarchist, author of Anarchism in Istanbul and Yabanci Capulling, an...
Topics: Zerebar Karimi, Alasdair Hynd, Rojava, PKK, anarchism, feminism
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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on the US election. This is a continuation from our discussion with Jason from episode 146, which you can listen to here: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/10/16/146/ Reverend William Barber speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Will Clinton’s policies move to the left as a result of the popularity of Sanders? Or is she just pandering? (or Sandering) Clinton versus Trump on abortion rights. Third party candidates and...
Topics: US election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, abortion rights
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This episode features Jen, who has lived most of her life in the US and is currently completing a doctorate in German and gender studies, on the Trump shitstorm. More specifically, we cover Trump and fascism, alternative facts, the Muslim ban and inspiring protests against it, and critiques of white feminism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/02/03/163/ If you like what you hear, please...
Topics: Donald Trump, Trump, Jen, Muslim ban, alternative facts, fascism
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On this episode we play our talk ‘ Intersectionality in Practice ’, where we discuss our efforts to promote an intersectional approach to animal advocacy with Animal Rights Advocates (ARA). You can view the powerpoint presentation for this talk here . An intersectional approach to social change means being concerned about all forms of oppression, rather than just focusing on one. This talk is from the last Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania (ICAS) conference – you can listen to...
Topics: Intersectionality, social justice, animal advocacy, March Australia
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: social work, justice, non-human animals, speciesism
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On this episode we do a recap of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania 2015 conference , which we recently attended in Melbourne. We discuss what ICAS stands for, some of our favourite talks from the conference (we’ll add links to recordings of these talks and all of the talks from this conference here soon), an overview of some of the critical discussions about the mainstreaming of veganism that were a common theme of the conference, and we discuss a question that was...
Topics: ICAS, Veganism, Aboriginal Feminism, Intersectionality
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/getting-trigger-happy-with-trigger-warnings This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here: ...
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-         The successful feminist campaign to get sexist pick up artist Julien Blanc kicked out of Australia. -         Katie’s experiences with male harassment and assault. -         How pick up artists contributes to a damaging, sexist culture. -         Sexism in anarchist/progressive/alternative scenes. -         For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: #takedownjulienblanc, Julien Blanc, feminism, male entitlement, sexism
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This episode covers the reception of our commitment ceremony. You can listen to us discussing the ceremony part back on episode 100: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/05/31/100/ Bizarre wedding traditions. When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense, on weddings. Nick’s Mandurah baptism. For more information on the episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/01/30/200/
Topics: commitment ceremony, alternative wedding, weddings, vegan, straight edge
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This episode features designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre who elaborates on some of the themes touched on in his talk ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’, which we played on our last episode, #196. Reaction to the talk, especially because it featured “the c word”. Does economic growth really make our lives better? Slavery and capitalism. Star Wars and the military industrial complex. Mental health and capitalism. Apocalyptic movies, zombies and...
Topics: Michael Palmyre, capitalism, economic growth, slavery, Star Wars, mental health
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This talk is from the  Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania  (ICAS)  2014 conference : Critical Animal Studies in the Asia-Pacific. You can hear other talks from this conference at this link:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2014/05/03/icas/
Topics: sustainability, animal protection, conservation
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas /
Topics: human slavery, animal slavery, abolition, direct action, environmental crisis
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- On this episode we’re joined by Kadri Aavik, a sociologist, as well as a feminist and animal liberation activist. - She discusses her article Challenging Sexism while Supporting Speciesism, The Views of Estonian Feminist on Animal Liberation and Its Links to Feminism, which she co-wrote with Dagmar Kase and published in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies. - Further discussion on the issue of population. - For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and...
Topics: feminism, animal liberation, sexism, speciesism, Critical Animal Studies
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This is the Q and A after the anarchism and animal liberation panel discussion, which you can listen to and find out more about here . This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/ You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, anarchism, animal liberation
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As with our last Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour on episode 158, on this one we cover a wide range of topics.  We start off by giving a recap of the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne.  We also mention Nicks article Fords Attempts to Moderate the Core of the Civil Rights Movement. Return of the segment Angela Davis Always Makes Sense, this time on the Black Panther Party. The government repression of GetUp. We finish by discussing vegans hijacking the Februdairy campaign from the dairy...
Topics: SJWHH, Invasion Day, civil rights movement, Black Panther Party, Angela Davis, GetUp, Februdairy,...
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This episode is on the recent High Court ruling that the offshore detention of asylum seekers is legal. This decision clears the way for the government to return about 250 asylum seekers in Australia, including 37 babies, to Nauru: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/high-court-finds-offshore-detention-lawful-20160202-gmk5q6.html http://www.hcourt.gov.au/assets/publications/judgment-summaries/2016/hca-1-2016-02-03.pdf We play some of the speeches from outside the Department of...
Topics: refugees, asylum seekers, High Court, activism
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-        Nick is joined by Jess Ison to discuss the Orlando massacre and the response from the queer community. -        Speeches from Victoria’s Show of Solidarity for Orlando. -        Roz Ward , Safe Schools and language around queer issues. -        P lebiscite (vote) on same-sex marriage possibly coming up soon in Australia. -        Q ueer critiques of same-sex marriage , homonormativity and the dangers of the majority voting on minority rights . -...
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In this episode we talk about the recent widespread coverage of victim blaming and rape culture  in India and link this back to similar problems in the West . To help us discuss this, we are joined by feminist activist Anita Creasey, who is a member of the Feminist Action Network  (though is not speaking on behalf of this organisation in this interview). For more information on this episode and to find all the links referred to throughout it, go to: ...
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-           Why we’re not voting for the Animal Justice Party even though we’re vegan. -           The event Left Q and A, Election 2016, featuring candidates from Save the Planet, the Greens and Socialist Alliance, as well as politics professor Robert Manne. -           How we’re voting in the upcoming election, in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. -           For our list of how we’re voting, plus links to all of the stories and...
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This recording features speeches from the 'It's Time: Close the Camps, Bring the Refugees Here!' rally in Melbourne. The speakers are: Miream Salameh - Syrian refugee and artist Richard Di Natale - leader of the Australian Greens Dr Umber Rind - Doctors for Refugees More information about the event below - taken from the Facebook event page : Prime Minister Turnbull wants the world to follow Australia's race to the bottom on refugee policy, but Manus was declared illegal in April, Nauru is in...
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Talk by Dr Theresa Petray and Nick on just do it activism in Aboriginal and animal social movements in Australia. You can read our journal article on this topic here: https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/51981/ The latest on Aboriginal Constitutional Recognition and the Uluru Statement. Book recommendation: No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein. Invasion Day. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
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Nick is joined by his cousin Emil Raji to discuss the Bali dog meat scandal, where Australian tourists have been eating dogs thinking they were eating a different species of animal. We give a critical perspective on this scandal and the campaign against it, highlighting the nationalism and racism underlying the outrage behind eating dogs as particularly exceptional or worse than eating other animals. Nick’s talk Rescuing Dogs in a Mercedes-Benz, Animal Advocacy in China. This talk gives a...
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This episode features Adam Cardilini asking Nick questions about anarchism. These questions come out of the anarchism and animal liberation panel discussion from ICAS 2016, which we played on episodes 152 and 153. We also discuss direct democracy, consensus decision making and the Occupy movement. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/12/19/154/
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This time we’re joined by Nick’s cousin  Emil Raji , who runs  Sailboat Records  and plays in the band A City Sorrow Built  (and others). We discuss  the colonial implications of the #boycottBali campaign , which was started in reaction to two Australian citizens, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, being  executed in Bali  for drug trafficking. We mention the Australian Federal Police’s  role in their execution, a Roy Morgan  poll on Australian attitudes towards drug smugglers...
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This time we’re joined by Nick’s cousin Emil Raji , who runs Sailboat Records and plays in the band A City Sorrow Built (and others). We discuss the colonial implications of the #boycottBali campaign , which was started in reaction to two Australian citizens, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, being executed in Bali for drug trafficking. We mention the Australian Federal Police’s role in their execution, a Roy Morgan poll on Australian attitudes towards drug smugglers being executed, and...
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This episode features Bede Carmody’s talk: Sustainable Activism, How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist. Signs of Activist Burnout. Tips for avoiding activist burnout. TV show recommendation: You’re the worst. Listener feedback on wild animal suffering and the Animal Justice Party. For more information on the episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/07/31/178/
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-           This episode is about the anti-Islamic, white supremacist movement in Australia, featuring the United Patriots Front and Reclaim Australia. -           Ray Grenfell’s interview with anti-fascist activist Barry Cade on the Melbourne fascist and anti-fascist counter rallies from the weekend and tactics against fascism. -           For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Reclaim Australia, United Patriots Front, anti-fascism
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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on the topic of effective altruism. We particularly focus on Australian ethicist Peter Singer’s work on effective altruism. We also have a return of the segment When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense, this time on charity. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the clips and stories from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/08/21/142/
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On this episode we are joined by Kirsten Bayes, who discusses Blair and Brexit, ongoing racism in the UK and the importance of setting a positive agenda rather than being reactive. Our trip to the UK, focusing on London and Edinburgh. Doctors vs doctors. The seagulls are loose. Private gardens. Getting shit faced. Doing the graveyard shift. News 3 days later. Edinburgh comedy and Barnaby the rich homophobe. Vegan restaurant recommendations for Edinburgh. For more information on this episode and...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, ag-gag, Michel Foucalt, knowledge, power
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This episode covers the One Billion Rising  event, which encourages people to: ‘STRIKE, DANCE, RISE in your community & Demand an end to violence’. To help us discuss this, we are joined by feminist activist Elena Trethowan , who is helping to organise One Billion Rising events. For more information on the episode and for all the links referred to throughout it, go to:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/02/08/one-billion-rising/
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In this episode, we cover the event Occupy Art Lab. We bring you music from Spoken Zeks and 1000 Eyes, as well as stand-up comedy from Shayne Hunter. We also discuss Phil Airey’s documentary ‘Soldier: An Occupy Story’ and interview artist and activist Carl Scrase about Occupy Art Lab and Occupy Melbourne. Before this, we discuss punk rock music, Jeffery Lewis’s covers of Crass songs, Against Me! singer comes out as transgender, and art for the environment and animal rights. To finish...
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In this feminist-themed episode we have two interviews with the Feminist Action Network. Amy Blitvich discusses Australian Prime Minister calling out Opposition leader Tony Abbot’s sexism, the Reclaim the Night march in Perth, and transphobia in the feminist movement. Rebecca Doyle tells us about their participation in the Bluestocking week events, foetal homicide laws and the relevance of feminism today.  For more information on the episode and to see all the links referred to...
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Following on from episode 105 , this episode is a further discussion on sex work. We (finally!) go through listener mail on our older sex work episodes – 44 and 64 . We investigate the idea of sex work as another form of labour as well as “First World” versus “Third World” sex work. Sources covered include: an academic study on the psychological characteristics porn stars , the documentary Date My Pornstar , an article on a US college student doing porn to pay for her education, the...
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You can hear the Q and A after this talk here: https://archive.org/details/AnimalTesting This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom...
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This time Nick is joined by Graham Bowman, who is performing in the comedy show ‘ Patriarchy: Where Would We Be Without You? ’ and is co-founder of Wise Women Will Save the World . He discusses the importance of addressing patriarchy and the role of art in bringing about social change . For more about the comedy show on patriarchy, you can see the blog post , Pozible campaign and Youtube channel for it. We also play some of Jess Ison’s talk from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies...
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The Australian government claims tax cuts for business will lead to higher wages for workers. Government attempts to move the ABC from government funded media to government run media. Malcolm Turnbull only agrees to a Banking Royal Commission when the banks ask for it. The Australian Unions campaign to change the rules and bring fairness back: https://www.australianunions.org.au/change_the_rules Join your union! Thanks to everyone who put us well over our Crowd Funding target! We’ll be buying...
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Patty Mark from Animal Liberation Victoria on the 5 day fast and justice camp happening outside Diamond Valley Pork right now. For more information about the event, go to: alv.org.au/justice Talk by Sy Woon on Speciesism and Inherent Barriers to Ethical Changes and Animal Advocacy, in the Veterinary Industry. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/12/04/192/
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-        On this episode we speak out in defence of Safe Schools, a program designed to increase awareness of queer issues in schools and reduce the bullying faced by queer kids. -        This program is currently under attack from homophobic, transphobic and all round queerphobic assholes, some of who are politicians such as Senator Cory Bernadi, leading to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull approving an investigation into Safe Schools. -        We encourage people to contact...
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This episode features a selection of speeches from the Rally to #BringThemHere in Melbourne. This rally took place in light of the Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruling that Manus Island Detention Centre is illegal and Omid, an Iranian refugee, dying after setting himself alight as an act of political resistance. You can listen to a full version of all of the speeches from this rally here . Also covered on the episode is: refugees actively resisting their own oppression inside detention...
Topics: Bring Them Here, Let Them Stay, refugees, Omid, Manus Island Detention Centre
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-           This time we’re joined by town planner and environmental activist Mark Allen to discuss the issue of urban sprawl, where urban development takes over previously undeveloped areas. -           This has a variety of negative impacts, including on humans, other animals and the environment as a whole. -           Mark advocates urban villages as a response to these problems, as well as arguing that high rise is not the only response required to address urban...
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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on the US election. How is Trump getting away with claiming he is challenging the elites? The dangers of a Trump presidency. Trump is not less imperialist than Clinton, despite his claims about rejecting the Iraq invasion. Trump, Clinton and Black Lives Matter. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the clips and stories from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/10/16/146/
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, environment, phosphorus, food, animal agriculture
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This episode features an interview with Coggo from Melbourne Street Medic Collective on the recent #FloodTheSystem direct action for climate justice. This was an Australian-wide action and Coggo focuses on the Melbourne action, where activists shut down the entrances to Westpac, BHPBilliton and part of the CBD. You can see videos of the action on the No Frontiers Facebook page and Counteract have done a write-up on the event. In the interview with Coggo, he also discusses critiques of climate...
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-           On this episode, we give an anarchist perspective on voting. -           For our previous episode on this topic, check out episode 36 (part two). -           If you enjoy this episode, and particularly if you also enjoy nepisode and lepisode, please support the show. You can find ways to support the show and see the full show notes for this episode here: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/06/27/ 137 /
Topics: anarchy, anarchism, voting, elections
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Nick is joined by Aaron from End Queer Lockdown on Manus Island for the entire episode. We discuss the intersections between queer and refugee issues, with the Australian government’s policies such as “offshore processing” of asylum seekers harming refugees as a whole, but queer refugees in particular . We also read a letter from a queer refugee , discuss refugee activism and the importance of individual stories in changing attitudes , violence and/or the threat of violence preventing...
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On this episode we discuss Nick’s trip to our friendly neighbourhood brothel and reflect on our evolving views on sex work generally. The Development for Species, Animals in society, animals as society conference. The Chaser Quarterly on male feminists. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/09/26/184/
Topics: sex work, sex workers, brothels, male feminists, feminism
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-           Lack of an Australian election result. -           Kirsten Bayes on Brexit. -           For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/07/04/ 139 /
Topics: Brexit, Bregret, Kirsten Bayes, Australian federal election
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This episode features Celeste Liddle's Women's Day Address, recorded at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre. Celeste’s upbringing and how it has informed her politics today. Intersectionality. Women’s liberation is just a start, same with all other causes. We should liberate the most vulnerable rather than trickle down social justice. Choice is linked to privilege. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, including links to Celeste’s blog...
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-           Nick is interviewed about supposedly dangerous dog breeds and breed specific legislation. -           Nick’s talk Black Dogs Don’t Get Adopted, Linking Human Rights and Animal Rights. -           For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/12/11/ 121 /
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This is part two of this event, which includes questions from the audience. You can listen to part one of the event, where the speakers gave their introductions, here . Recorded at  The New International Bookshop  - Melbourne's famous radical bookshop. Located at Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton, Melbourne, 3053. Information about the event, from the  Facebook event page : Who should people in Melbourne, who care about both social justice and the environment, vote for? To help you...
Topics: 2016 Election, Left, green, politics
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Our analysis of the Me Too campaign. Gender and domestic violence. Solutions to the issues highlighted by the Me Too campaign, including Marxist perspectives. For more information on the episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/12/02/191/
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Nick is joined by Kathryn Joy for the whole episode and we discuss Reclaim Australia and the Rallies Against Racism counter rallies. Reclaim Australia is an anti-Islamic movement with neo-Nazi links . There is an interview with Ray Grenfell , an anarchist activist and host of RTR92.1FM Indymedia , who discusses his experiences at the Melbourne Rally Against Racism and the importance of directly confronting fascists. Kathryn was also at the Melbourne rally and she discusses this too and Nick...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, sustainable activism, burnout, activism, activist burnout
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We start off the episode by talking about our recent travels and our  animal rights protest in Geneva ,  anarchism in Barcelona , and a discussion on China – including Internet censorship, Tiananmen Square and  recent protests . Katie also provides a critical perspective on the  definition of ‘refugee’ , based on her study in Geneva. Finally, we discuss  true globalisation  and the  free movement of people around the world  (not just for “legitimate” refugees).
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Launch Housing CEO Bevan Warner on the housing first approach to addressing homelessness. Kelly from the Roominations homelessness show on 3CR on the importance of public housing. Nick’s ABC interview on dogs being considered property under the law. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/12/04/218/
Topics: housing first, homelessness, Launch Housing, Bevan Warner, Kelly, dogs, animal law
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: intersectionality, sexism, speciesism
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This episode is a feminism burger (hold the men), featuring Katie and Kathryn Joy . It covers: some feedback on our 89 th episode , men and feminism (see articles by Clementine Ford and Ruby Hamad for more on this), and “ the monster myth ” about men who commit gendered violence. -         For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/04/20/ 95 /
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Hybrids or Hummus: Which has the Biggest Impact? By Nick Pendergrast Researchers from the University of Chicago have found that people can do more for the planet by changing to a vegan diet than replacing a standard car with an eco-friendly one. This talk covers some of the environmental benefits of eating plant-based foods.   Sources referred to: Eating Up the World flyer: http://www.vnv.org.au/site/htmfiles/eatinguptheworld.htm The University of Chicago:...
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This is the Q and A after Patty Mark and Guy Scotton's talks.  You can listen to Patty Mark's talk here: https://archive.org/details/GriefAmongAnimalActivists You can listen to Guy Scotton's talk here: https://archive.org/details/AnimalAgnotology This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can listen to...
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Wilma Davidson’s work here:...
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